Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Gwalior

Diocese of Gwalior

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Rite: Latin
Region : Madhya Pradesh
Patron: St. John the Baptist
Founded: 09 February 1999
Province: Bhopal
Status: Diocese
Total area: 33,583 Sq. km
Total Population : 5.990.900
Catholics Total: 4,171
Diocesan Priests: 33
Religious Priests: 08
Religious Sisters: 57
Minor Seminarians: 0
Major Seminarians: 0

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. Thomas Thennatt, SAC
Bishop of Gwalior
Personal Details
Born:26-Nov-1953
Priestly Ordination:21-Oct-1978
Episcopal Ordination:8-Jan-2017
Period:--

Tel(P): 9826257063
Contact Details
Bishop’s House, Diocesan Center, Jonagar, Kheriya Modi, Morar, Gwalior - 474 006 (Madhya Pradesh)
Tel(O): 0751-25 69 345
Fax : 25 69 300

Diocese of Gwalior at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 17Retreat Centres: 0
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 0
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 02
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 0

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 02Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 0
Orphanages : 0Homes for Aged & Destitute : 0
Schools for Physically Challenged: 0Homes for Physically Challenged : 0
Crèches: 0Boarding Houses : 0
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 0
Social Centres : 02HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 0Degree Colleges: 0
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 0
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 04High Schools : 10
Upper Primary Schools: 02Lower Primary Schools:01
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :02Presses & Media Centres : 0

History

Originally Gwalior belonged to the Archdiocese of Agra, on July 5, 1954, the prefecture of Jhansi was raised to the status of a diocese adding the area of Gwalior to the new diocese of Jhansi, after serving it from the Archdiocese of Agra. 

The diocese of Gwalior was erected by the Papal Bull “Cum as aeternam” dated 9th February 1999, electing Fr. Joseph Kaithachira as the first bishop of Gwalior. He was consecrated as the bishop on  the 1st May 1999. The Diocese of Gwalior comprises of the six civil districts of Bhinda, Datia, Gwalior,Morena, Sheopur and Shivpuri. 

Former Bishops

Most Rev. Joseph Kaithathara
Bishop Emeritus of Gwalior
Personal Details
Born:22-Jun-1939
Priestly Ordination:21-Dec-1963
Episcopal Ordination:1-May-1999
Period:--

Tel(P): 9826257063
Email(P): josephkaithathara@gmail.com
Contact Details
Bishop’s House, Diocesan Center Jonagar, Kheriya Modi, Morar Gwalior - 474 006, Madhya Pradesh
Tel(O): 0751-25 69 345
Fax : 25 69 300